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AP Source: Mavericks to acquire Shawn Marion

DALLAS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Dallas Mavericks will acquire forward Shawn Marion from Toronto.

Andruw Jones hits 3 homers

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andruw Jones hit three early home runs for the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Angels.

Fisher: McNair a 'great person,' will be missed

 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An emotional Jeff Fisher says his former quarterback Steve McNair was a "great person" who put the Tennessee Titans' franchise on the NFL map.

The Titans coach Monday called the slain quarterback one of the "greatest competitors of all time on the field." Fisher was the only coach McNair had for the first 11 years of his NFL career, and the coach said McNair's legacy is what he did on the field and in the community.

"The Steve McNair that I knew would want me to say, 'I'm sorry. I'm not perfect. We all make decisions sometimes that are not in the best interests. Please forgive me.' The Steve McNair that I knew would want me to say, 'Celebrate my life for what I did on the field, for what I did in the community, the kind of teammate that I was,'" Fisher said.


Hampton shuts down Pirates _ again

HOUSTON (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates held a special hitters meeting before Monday night's game to talk about how to handle Houston's Mike Hampton.

It didn't appear to do much good.


Mathis' 3-run homer leads Angels over Rangers 9-4

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Playing with first place in the AL West on the line, the Los Angeles Angels showed why they have won three division titles in the last four years.

Jeff Mathis hit a go-ahead three-run homer, Torii Hunter and Juan Rivera each added a pair of RBI singles, and the Angels beat Texas 9-4 on Monday night to spoil the return of Josh Hamilton to the Rangers' lineup.

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